Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab & Workshop now accepting applications

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Now through March 8, the Nashville Symphony is accepting applications for its Composer Lab & Workshop, which offers young composers the opportunity to hear their music performed by the Nashville Symphony, receive mentoring and feedback from orchestra professionals, and potentially earn a performance of their work on a future Nashville Symphony program. The Composer Lab & Workshop is led by Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and Workshop Director Aaron Jay Kernis. In the lab, fellows participate in a hands-on learning experience with workshop sessions covering key aspects of composing, performing, and music industry practices, including:

•    Reading sessions with the Nashville Symphony
•    Individual mentoring sessions with Giancarlo Guerrero and Aaron Jay Kernis
•    Meetings with composers and other classical music professionals
•    Group meetings with Nashville Symphony musicians to sharpen instrumental writing
•    A “Business Essentials for Composers” briefing, covering copyrights, licenses, contracts and negotiations, commissions, publishing, and more

For information and to apply, visit The submission deadline is March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm (CST). Send questions to

Posted February 4, 2019